Mentioned in a legislative petition by Robert and William Shanks dated 5 Dec 1820. At that time his health didn't let him leave Ireland.
Mentioned in a legislative petition by Robert and William Shanks dated 5 Dec 1820. Fought in War of 1812. Lived with his brother William near Hampton, VA. Declared intent to become a citizen on 21 Aug 1817.
Merchant, in business with Samuel H. Binford. Citizen. Died intestate, never married. Owned land in Nansemond County and a house and lot in Blandford (Petersburg, VA).
Mechanic, carpenter, boot and shoe merchant. Had lots of land dealings. Arrived in Petersburg, VA on 21 Aug 1817. Lived on Old Street in Blandford. He was Petersburg's oldest citizen when he died.
Mechanic and cabinet-maker. Arrived in Petersburg, VA on 21 Aug 1817.
Had some land dealings.
Robert and Elizabeth Shanks had three children in 1817.
Eliza married Edwin D. Willcox, a grocer, on 19 Dec 1836. She was 19.
Matilda married William H. Baxter, a machinist, businessman, and superindent of a gas works who had been born in Cuba in 1830 and died 5 Jul 1915 in Petersburg, VA. Matilda died in 1886 at the age of 57.
Engineer, worked on railroad. Also machinist. Elizabeth also went by Judith, and her parents were William M. and Martha A. Peterson.
Carpenter, fire captain. Thomas lived on Grove Ave. in Petersburg, VA. He served in the Civil War as a second lieutenant. Served as a private in the Virginia State Reserves in 1864. Captain in the Old Street Fire Company in Petersburg.